How To Make The Most Of Your Winter Vacation

School’s out for the holiday season, meaning college students have a month or so to relax and recover from a busy fall semester. However, that month or less can go by incredibly quickly if you’re not careful. Before you know it, the spring semester will be in session, and you’ll have missed out on your opportunity for some rest or fun during the break. If you want to make the most of your winter break, here are some options to consider, with ideas for the most adventurous and thrill-seeking students to the quiet introverts just trying to relax.

It’s Always Summer Somewhere

If the cold weather isn’t your speed, why not take a vacation somewhere warmer? 37% of families say that vacations make them happy, making it the activity that makes families most happy. Winter vacation is the perfect time to beat the weather and wait it out in a warmer environment.

This is the perfect option for adventurous sorts who don’t want to be slowed down by the ice and snow. When vacationing, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy some of your favorite summer sports, even if it’s the middle of December. Join the 19.6% of Millennials participate in water sports and try a new activity that’ll get your heart pumping, or bike around your vacation destination to get a work out while enjoying the sights. In spring 2017, 66.21 million people in the U.S. had gone cycling within the last 12 months, making it a popular exercise and activity.

Winter Wonderland

If you consider yourself a fan of winter, make sure you take full advantage of the holiday break to thoroughly enjoy the season. Whether you enjoy the season from home or travel to get the best winter weather possible, there are plenty of ways to embrace the cold weather this season. If you’re a winter sports fan, see if you can find the nearest ski slopes to you and make a day or a week of it; it’s a perfect way to get out in nature during the winter.

If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, consider a last-minute, spontaneous trip to one of the beautiful winter wonderland destinations of the world! There’s plenty of options in the United States, like New England, or all the way on the other side of the world in Europe. This is also a great vacation option for someone on a student budget; because these destinations are less popular during winter, travel prices here tend to be lower.

Cozy Rest And Relaxation

If travel and busy excitement isn’t your speed, winter break can be the perfect time to get cozy by the fire at home and just catch up on some much-needed rest. Use the break in school work to get caught up on reading, or catch up with friends and family you haven’t seen in a while. As long as you enjoy yourself over break, time spent resting isn’t time wasted.

There are plenty of great options to get in your rest and relaxation before the spring semester and new year start up. How do you plan to use your winter vacation time this year?